Category: President George Bush

Compassionate Conservatism Just Means Making Different People Hurt

Compassionate Conservatism Just Means Making Different People Hurt

| December 19, 2008 | 1 Reply

Compassion is a fine emotion, right up to the point where it overwhelms your ability to think rationally. Our President has no end of compassion and in our foreign policy it has served him very well. On the domestic front it’s led him to mangle common sense in ways that, were common sense a dog, […]

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President Bush Burns the Economy to Save It.

President Bush Burns the Economy to Save It.

| December 16, 2008 | Reply

This hurts to read. President George W. Bush, in an interview that aired today on CNN, said he’s “considering all options” for a bailout of General Motors and Chrysler. “I have abandoned free-market principles to save the free- market system,” Bush said. The U.S. economy is “in a huge recession,” he said. I seriously have […]

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Congress Screws Up Its Oversight Role Yet Again

Congress Screws Up Its Oversight Role Yet Again

| December 15, 2008 | 2 Replies

This is not a promising proof of the ability of Congressional Democrats to oversee the massive financial market bailout plan, like they said they could. Congress wanted to guarantee that the $700 billion financial bailout would limit the eye-popping pay of Wall Street executives, so lawmakers included a mechanism for reviewing executive compensation and penalizing […]

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Iraqi Reporters Make Rookie Mistake, Treat President Bush with Respect

Iraqi Reporters Make Rookie Mistake, Treat President Bush with Respect

| December 14, 2008 | 1 Reply

Helen Thomas and the entire reporting staff of MS-NBC were all accounted for at the time, so I’m pretty sure the identification of this man is correct. An Iraqi journalist hurled his shoes and an insult at George W. Bush, without hitting him, as the US president was shaking hands with the Iraqi premier at […]

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Bailout Fallout

Bailout Fallout

| December 12, 2008 | Reply

Well the mostly-stalwart Republicans blew up the UAW/Democrat payback-o-rama that we knew as the Big Three Bailout last night and there are still chunks of it splatting around Washington even now. This Politico story captures most of the Sturm und Drang of last night but doesn’t exactly go out of its way to find any […]

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NBC's Andrea Mitchell Struck with Rare Malady on National Television

NBC's Andrea Mitchell Struck with Rare Malady on National Television

| December 3, 2008 | Reply

I am sorry to report tonight that noted journalist Andrea Mitchell was struck down today with a rare form of amnesia that caused her to forget the past eight years. Today, she was on MS-NBC speaking with Norah O’Donnell about the appointment of Bill Richardson and giving the President-Elect a tongue bath about the diversity […]

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Bush: "I don't want to be out there critiquing him, his every move"

Bush: "I don't want to be out there critiquing him, his every move"

| December 3, 2008 | Reply

George W. Bush is a rare man and we really should be thankful that he served us the very best he could. In his wide-ranging interview with Captain Interruption Charles Gibson, he said something that, I believe, encapsulates his goodness and humility about as well as it could be done. GIBSON: How do you mentally […]

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Friedman: Iraq's Triumphs are Obama's Triumphs

Friedman: Iraq's Triumphs are Obama's Triumphs

| November 30, 2008 | Reply

The boldness of the MSM’s bias is simply breathtaking sometimes. Thomas Friedman asserts, without any shame at all, that any triumph of the strengthening Iraqi civil society will be credited to Barack Obama. No, really. In 2003, the United States, under President Bush, invaded Iraq to change the regime. Terrible postwar execution and unrelenting attempts […]

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Will Obama Rehabilitate Bush?

Will Obama Rehabilitate Bush?

| November 29, 2008 | Reply

Victor Davis Hanson takes a look at P-E Obama’s early staffing picks and concludes that the Obama administration may well improve President Bush’s reputation. I think we are slowly (and things of course could change) beginning in retrospect to look back at the outline of one of most profound bait-and-switch campaigns in our political history, […]

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Thank You, Mr. President, for Holding Fast to Your Values

Thank You, Mr. President, for Holding Fast to Your Values

| November 28, 2008 | Reply

Though I’ve not liked a lot of what President Bush has done, this statement endears me to him greatly. “I would like to be a person remembered as a person who, first and foremost, did not sell his soul in order to accommodate the political process. I came to Washington with a set of values, […]

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